Ravshan Irmatov will officiate in 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup

FIFA referee Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) will officiate in the upcoming tournament 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup will be held in Russia, reports the UFF.

According to the official media release, Uzbek referee will assist referee for video review during the competition.

The video assistant referee (VAR) technology can only review incidents relating to goals, red cards, mistaken identities, and penalties. Video assistance was introduced for the first time in a Fifa competition at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.

It was used to correct two decisions as Spain beat France in a friendly last month, having previously been used in France's 3-1 friendly win in Italy last September. The system has been tested in several domestic leagues, with Australia's A-League becoming the first top-tier competition to employ the technology earlier this month.


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